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Do you change your oil yourself?


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The good ol oil eyeball test method. Makes me wonder why anyone would pay a company like Blackstone Labs $25 to get a real lab sample done. Why get synthetic oil if you're going to dump it in 5K? What a waste.

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I change the oil on my truck every 5k miles. I use the factory filter and mobile 1 oil. I would also change it once a year if I didn't drive enough miles a year for the light to come on.

 

Same as I do. Every 5000 on the oil and rotate the tires every 10000. Easy to keep schedule and one I use on all of our vehicles.

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The good ol oil eyeball test method. Makes me wonder why anyone would pay a company like Blackstone Labs $25 to get a real lab sample done. Why get synthetic oil if you're going to dump it in 5K? What a waste.

 

Makes me wonder why anybody would spend 25.00 dollars on a good ol blackstone oil test? Run the crap for 10K miles it's a personal vehicle not a drag car!

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I agree, but with so many people who spend the $60 to buy synthetic oil only to change it in 5K because they are so anal their engine is gong to break down because visually the oil is black, spend the $25 to see there's still tons of life in that oil and put to rest your OCD. Modern day oil has come a long way from the 1970's.

 

Makes me wonder why anybody would spend 25.00 dollars on a good ol blackstone oil test? Run the crap for 10K miles it's a personal vehicle not a drag car!

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How to Change Your Oil...Women:1. Pull up to Jiffy Lube 3000 miles after the last oil change.2. Drink a cup of coffee.3. Fifteen minutes later, write a check and leave with a properly maintained vehicle.

Men:1. Go to O'Reilly auto parts and write a check for 50 dollars for oil, filter, kitty litter, hand cleaner and scented tree.2. Discover that the used oil container is full. Instead of taking it back to O'Reilly to recycle, dump in hole in back yard.3. Open a beer and drink it.4. Jack car up. Spend 30 minutes looking for jack stands.5. Find jack stands under kid's pedal car.6. In frustration, open another beer and drink it.7. Place drain pan under engine.8. Look for 13mm box end wrench.9. Give up and use crescent wrench.10. Unscrew drain plug.11. Drop drain plug in pan of hot oil; get hot oil on hand in the process.12. Clean up.13. Have another beer while oil is draining.14. Look for oil filter wrench.15. Give up; poke oil filter with Phillips head screwdriver and twist it off.16. Beer.17. Buddy shows up. Finish case with him. Finish oil change tomorrow.18. Next day, drag pan full of old oil out from underneath car, dump in hole in back yard.19. Throw kitty litter on oil spilled during steps 11, 15, & 18.20. Beer. No, drank it all yesterday.21. Walk to 7-11 and buy beer.22. Install new oil filter making sure to apply thin coat of clean oil to gasket first.23. Dump first quart of fresh oil into engine.24. Remember drain plug from step 11.25. Hurry to find drain plug in drain pan. Pan is empty. Find drain plug in back yard hole.26. Hurry to replace drain plug as last drop of fresh oil drains onto floor.27. Slip with wrench and bang knuckles on frame.28. Bang head on bumper in reaction.29. Begin cussing fit.30. Throw wrench.31. Cuss for additional 10 minutes because wrench hit Miss December (1982).32. Clean up. Apply Band-Aid to knuckle.33. Beer.34. Beer.35. Dump in additional 4 quarts of oil.36. Beer.37. Lower car from jack stands.38. Accidentally crush one of the jack stands.39. Move car back to apply more kitty litter to fresh oil spilled during step 26.40. Drive car a quart low for 7000 miles when it'll be time for another oil change.

 

 

 

Hahahaha soo accurate!! This was awesome

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The good ol oil eyeball test method. Makes me wonder why anyone would pay a company like Blackstone Labs $25 to get a real lab sample done. Why get synthetic oil if you're going to dump it in 5K? What a waste.

 

 

Waste of what? Are you paying for them to change their oil? I see people throw more money away on going out to eat on a Saturday night than it costs to do an oil change with synthetic. And is there an oil shortage? Not so anyone would notice. And used oil is recycled and re-refined and used again anyway. And synthetics are not all that expensive. There are sales all the time, and some get their oil commercially, so cost is cheaper. And I can get my oil sample kits and testing for $10 each, complete with postage paid. Just ordered another batch of them with my oil order from my commercial supplier. Just because some here don't know how to shop they feel they need to take stabs at those who do things differently.

 

So I am trying to figure out what is the waste you are referring to.

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